What Causes Bleeding Between Periods?Although the cause of irregular bleeding can vary according to individual health situations, some of the more common causes include:
- Implantation Bleeding/Pregnancy
- Hormonal fluctuations
- Starting, stopping, or missing oral contraceptives or estrogens
- Low thyroid levels
- IUDs occasionally cause slight spotting
- Injury to the vagina from insertion of objects
- Malignant cancers
- Undiagnosed vaginal infections
- Certain drugs, particularly anticoagulants Vaginal dryness
- GYN procedures
- Some women have spotting during ovulation, which is normal
Bed rest may be recommended if between period bleeding is heavy. Use your menstrual cycle calendar to record the number of tampons or pads you use. This information helps your doctor determine whether you are bleeding excessively.
Unless your doctor specifically advises otherwise, never take aspirin while you are menstruating. Aspirin can cause bleeding to occur longer and heavier.
Of course, you should inform your doctor about any bleeding or spotting between periods that you experience.